CV + Publications

Please click here for a copy of my CV.

Websites + Blogs

Art.Science.Gallery. This is the website for my art gallery and science communication training center in Austin, Texas. Our mission is to provide a friendly environment to make science more accessible to everyone through science-related visual arts exhibitions, foster the careers of emerging and established artist-scientists and to provide professional development opportunities for scientists to become more engaging public communicators. This blog, which I founded in 2011, explores the intersection of art + biology and promotes interdisciplinary study and science communication through the arts. This website and blog serves as ‘resource central’ for the scientific working group the EuryceAlliance, which I founded in 2010. This group of scientists from a diversity of agencies and institutions promotes research and conservation of Texas Eurycea salamanders and their aquatic habitat. This blog serves to promote the public outreach lecture series that I helped co-found with fellow graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin to communicate scientific research to the public.


Publications + Reports

Gillespie JH. 2011. The ecology of the endangered Barton Springs salamander (Eurycea sosorum). PhD Dissertation. Austin, Texas: University of Texas at Austin [PDF]

Gillespie JH. 2011. Foraging ecology and dietary variation in the Barton Springs Salamander (Eurycea sosorum): an application of stable isotope analysis to conservation of endangered species.  Final report for the Barton Springs Salamander Conservation Fund. Austin, Texas: Austin Community Foundation & City of Austin, Texas. [please email me for a PDF of this report]

Goldsmith S, Gillespie H and Weatherby C. 2007. Restoration of Hawaiian montane wet forest: endemic longhorned beetles (Cerambycidae: Plagithmysus) in koa (Fabaceae: Acacia koa) plantations and in intact forest. The Southwestern Naturalist 52: 356–363 [PDF]

Gillespie JH. 2007.  Identification of Texas Freshwater Springs Containing Eurycea Salamanders: Which Springs Are Experiencing High- and Low- Anthropogenic Nutrient Loading? Final Report for GEO 386G: GIS/GPS Applications in Earth Science, University of Texas at Austin [PDF]

Schulze PC, Gillespie JH, Womble R and Silen A. 2006. The effect of suspended sediments on Lake Texoma Daphnia: Field distributions and in-situ incubations.  Freshwater Biology 51: 1447-1457 [PDF]

Gillespie JH. 2006. Book Review: Bruce A. Bohm. 2004. Hawaii’s Native Plants.  Sida, Contributions to Botany 22: 1254 [PDF]

Gillespie JH. 2004. Book Review: James J. Cozine, Jr. 2004. Saving the Big Thicket: From Exploration to Preservation, 1685-2003. University of North Texas Press, Denton, TX. Sida, Contributions to Botany 21: 1244-1245 [PDF]

Manuscripts Submitted + in Preparation

Gillespie JH. [accepted with revisions, PLoS ONE]  Application of stable isotope analysis to study temporal changes in foraging ecology in a highly endangered amphibian. (Dissertation Ch. 3)

Gillespie H, Parmesan C. [In prep for Behavioral Ecology]  Differential use of visual, bioelectric and olfactory predatory cues by an endangered amphibian. (Dissertation Ch. 4)

Gillespie H, Parmesan C, Dries L. [In prep for Conservation Biology]. Dynamics of four populations of Barton Springs  Salamander (Eurycea sosorum) in response to environmental variables. (Dissertation Ch. 2)

Gillespie H, Epp K, Davis DR, Gabor C. In Prep. Comparison of responsiveness of two species of neotenic Eurycea salamanders in laboratory behavioral trials: recommendations for future studies.

Gillespie H, Davis DR, Konovalova E. In Prep. A comparison of Hess-type and Dendy-type benthic samplers to estimate aquatic invertebrate population dynamics in headwater springs.

Gillespie H, Bartholomew T, Konovalova E, Amoako K. In Prep. The role of autotrophic and heterotrophic respiration in nutrient-enriched light-abundant vs. light-limited headwater springs.